Rosia Montana: The European Union and the continent’s largest open pit gold mine project
This article was co-authored by Alexandru Firus We don’t really expect the natural resource of gold to be a problem for good governance in Europe. But it might be one in the light of the latest developments in an ambitious gold mining project in one of the newer member states […]
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Record Gold Prices Spur More Illegal Mining
The practice of illegal mining is ages-old and in resource-rich Africa as constant as the harshness of the rising sun. Governments have battled with this informal sector for decades with laws that seek to place mining under a legal regime. The benefits to government would presumably be to increase tax […]
Avoiding The Resource Curse – Ghana’s Story So Far![caption id="attachment_4418" align="aligncenter" width="275" caption="FPSO Kwame Nkrumah"][/caption]
Ghana has joined the comity of oil-producing nations and with that, confronts the responsibility of delivering quality governance in managing its new-found wealth.
Iranian Nuclear Program, A Right Or A Privilege?
Just like any other energy source, nuclear energy also has its advantages and disadvantages. The splitting of atoms and the release of energy is a fascinating phenomenon and also a very dangerous one. If used properly a kilogram of Uranium can produce energy equivalent to one million tons of coal or […]
Yes, it’s a big fracking deal!
Image: www.abc.net.au Australia has vast wealth in non-renewable resources. This has obvious potential for economic returns for the Australian people but it also poses some threats. Extractive industries are Australia’s primary industry and appear to have a very bright future, but what are the social and environmental repercussions of resource […]